Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Baseball Cookies!

I thought I could get a blog post done, since I'm sitting here waiting for wedding cakes to bake.  The 16" square cake layers take about 70 minutes per layer, so I have some spare time.  I could be folding laundry, but that's no fun!

I made these fun baseball cookies for the after-game treat.  The client wanted them each to say the name of a player on the team, and she wanted an extra large cookie for each coach.  I had to look up a picture of a baseball, I don't know what people did before Google images!  I'm not much of a sports fan, and I wasn't sure what the laces looked like.  Let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Tangled Cookie Collection

I closed my Etsy shop for a little over a week so I could get caught up with all of my orders and take a few days off to rest.  I finished a very busy week, filling my 20 sheet bakers' rack 3 times in 4 days!  That is 20 dozen cookies x 3 = insane amount of work!  I was looking forward to 4 days off, a time to rest and hang out with my kids and cook dinner for a change.  Instead, I got terribly sick the first day of my time off, and spent the rest of the time recovering.  And napping.  I'm feeling much better now, and I am so excited to get back to what I love to do!  I'll start this week with a post about some cute cookies I made for a client for her grand-daughters birthday party.  

I made the tower cookie cutter myself (I've been doing that a lot lately), and used a tiara cookie cutter that I hadn't used before. I loved the dimension that the curly vines gave to the tower, and I hope I captured the charm of the movie.  For the tiara, I piped the design with yellow frosting first, and after it hardened, I applied 2-3 coats of gold glaze.  It's a new product for me, I've always used luster dust in the past, but this is so much better!  I loved the bright yellow gold shimmer.  

I just added this set to my Etsy shop, and I look forward to making it again!